I received my Bachelor degree in Music Composition from the University of
Kansas in 2008. I studied composition under Dr. Charles Hoag (2005-2006) and
Professor James Barnes (2006-2008), and piano under Nathanael May. I've received
numerous honors and awards thus far in my career including: 3rd P...See Full Bio
"... Dr. Fouse also will present the world premiere of "Portraits from Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus" by 22-year-old Paul Szpyrka. The first two movements of the six-movement piece were introduced to Fouse at a 2006 music festival in Italy. The work was so well recieved that the Samford pianist encouraged Szpyrka, a music student at the University of Kansas, to complete the composition for the story told in the Shakespearean tragedy..."